Air Canada Reports Traffic Up in July
Air Canada announced operational results for July 2014. The airline reported a year-over-year increase in both traffic and capacity, as well as a record load factor for the month of July.
Total system traffic for the carrier increased by 12.7% year-over-year to 6.374 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, from 5.654 billion in July 2013. The airline said the growth in traffic for the month was driven by strong performance in the U.S. transborder and Atlantic markets.
The carrier’s capacity also rose by 11.4%, up to 7.354 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 6.603 billion in the same period last year.
Passenger load factor for July was 86.7%, a year-over-year increase of 1.1 percentage points from 85.6% last year, setting a new record for the highest July load factor in the airline’s history.
Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis and does not break down its results by subsidiary. The final numbers include data from the airline’s subsidiary, Air Canada rouge, which first began operations in July 2013, as well as regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity.
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